Day 2 on the Inca Trail was (as you’ve likely gathered) quite a workout. Folks on this trek got a longer-than-usual break at the end of day 2, so we can take a break here as well — don’t you think?
First, a sunset view to the east from the camp site at Paq’aymayo. Yes, east — since the view to our west was of a mountainside, and on that evening, one shrouded in clouds. To the east, though, we had a view under the cloud layer to the Urubamba mountain range as the day’s light worked its way up the peaks.
Next, a view of the stars (and mountains) to our west once the sun had set and clouds cleared away. Lacking any light pollution, it’s quite the view!